Non Prescription Colored Contacts
Ah, colored contact lenses! Non prescription colored contact lenses have become a fashionable accessory for both men and women. This type of contact lens is popular because a person can change the color of their eyes in a matter of minutes as they decide what color clothing they will be wearing for the night. Though colored contacts are for cosmetic purposes only they still legally require the wearer to have a prescription before purchasing the colored lenses. The reason for the required prescription is so that the wearer will have his contact lens’s fitting his eyes correctly.
Most people who want to wear non prescription colored contacts do not realize that they are only referred to as non prescription because the contact lens is not correcting the vision. It is for this reason that an uninformed person will buy their colored contacts from a store that does not ask to see a prescription from their optometrist. The buyer may believe that they are getting a deal on their colored contacts by avoiding a doctor’s exam, but they are actually harming their eyes. Getting colored contacts from a store that does not require a prescription means that the buyer is taking a chance on getting the wrong size contacts for his eyes. It is important to get lenses that fit the eyes properly so that they can stay healthy.
Buying Non Prescription Contacts
Though anyone can purchase non prescription contacts over the Internet or in local stores (in some areas), there is not a doctor around to show the wearer how to put the contacts in properly and take them out. By not doing either one of these procedures correctly a person can harm his cornea and can seriously damage to the eye. The optometrist can show the wearer not only how to handle the contact lens but also how to keep the eyes healthy as well as measuring the correct base curve so that the lens will fit properly.
Wearing colored contacts may be a recreational thing to do, but they must be maintained correctly so that your eyes will stay healthy. That is why it is important to know if you have daily wear or extended wear lenses because this will determine if you can sleep with them in your eyes overnight. By sleeping in daily wear contacts you are damaging your eyes not to mention the fact that means the lenses are not being cleaned properly. Any optometrist will inform you that when wearing contacts they must be cleaned correctly and the best way to do this is by using contact lens solution. If water is used in replace of the solution the lens will have bacteria stored on it and will cause damage to your eyes. Wearing colored contacts are fun but just like with anything else that is fun rules must be obeyed so that no one gets hurt in the end.